For most voters, the 2016 presidential campaign was one to forget.
The results of the 2016 presidential election came as a surprise to nearly everyone who had been following the national and state election polling
Beyond their disagreements over specific policy issues, voters who supported President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton also differed over the seriousness of a wide array of problems facing the nation, from immigration and crime to inequality and racism.
As the presidential campaign enters its final days, opinions about American democracy and the candidates’ respect for democratic institutions – as well their respect for women, minorities and other groups in society– have emerged as political flashpoints.
The two parties look less alike today than at any point over the last quarter-century.
In the contentious weeks leading up to Election Day, voters are deeply divided over the candidates, major issues and the nation’s past and future course. And, in a new survey, most voters say these differences even extend to disputes over basic facts.
Voters who support Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer a variety of reasons why they do so, ranging from the candidates’ issue positions to their personal backgrounds.
The contest for president between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is marked by an educational divide that is far wider than in past elections.